Kinetic – Quest
(KINETIC) QUEST DIAGNOSTICS (QUINTILES)
Location: Heston, London
Internal Value: £800,000
External Value: £350,000
Size: 25,000 sq ft
Duration: 28 weeks
We simultaneously carried out an external power upgrade and internal refurbishment at the Heston site for Quest.
The project was complicated due to the fact that Quest wanted to completely re-organise the business in terms of production flow through the building.
The Goods in location, changed from the rear to the front of building and this required the business functions / process inside the building to completely reverse.
On the 1st floor the requirement was to create a suite of management offices from a disused laboratory area, and a new staff café area.
The Ground floor requirement involved refurbishing the reception, creating better access to an improved client tour route and viewing gallery, creation of new client WC’s off reception, relocation of laboratory operations, refurbishing during process and creating a new laboratory from the space gained.
We also installed a new specialist HVAC system with positive / negative air flow areas, plus filtration systems; in line with this we completely re-wired the building with new distribution boards, splitting essential and non-essential supplies for business continuity.
We carried out a power upgrade that was required to work hand-in-hand for the benefit of the internal project.
The objective was to raise the power capability for building from 500KVA to 800KVA with the addition of a new additional back-up generator.
The entire internal electrical infrastructure was completed ahead of the changeover to the new system.
The works involved re-configuration of the carpark and existing external plant, installation of new switch gear housing, to operate new transformer installed by SSE.
SCOPE – MAIN POINTS
Assistance in legal / planning process obtaining licence to alter, and external planning
New Power system, external switchgear, complete internal rewire, new distribution boards
New data system throughout
New complete HVAC system, for offices, laboratory WC’s and Freezer storage farm
New ceilings, lighting, fire detection / feature lighting to café / reception
New glass and solid partitioning
Full decoration throughout
New laboratory and café vinyl, plus new DESSO carpet to offices
New Kitchen, laboratory, café and office furniture
Phase relocations and disposals